Dear Helvetia School community I would like to begin by thanking, on behalf of myself and the entire school, the support we have received from the families that are part of this community. Your messages of solidarity and willingness to support us in specific issues help us to turn this situation into an opportunity for growth and learning. Soon we will be communicating about the space to define the steps to follow. I would like to inform you about the concrete actions we are working on at this moment in favor of healthy school coexistence: Acknowledging what happened, and the need to work together for [...]
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This week the school's teachers had different trainings to continue updating and complementing their professional practice. The first space was led by Lina Saldarriaga and Viviana Quintero from Aulas en Paz, working on the importance of classroom climate and social norms as a tool to strengthen coexistence. The second was developed by Hugo Florido, Education Consultant, who provided training in reasonable adjustments for the planning, development and evaluation of the comprehensions achieved by students, as a fundamental axis of educational quality. The last one was carried out by the Neuropsychologist Daniel Villamil, who deepened in thematic and [...]
Education for Peace On Friday, December 2, the second meeting of the Teachers Network for the Exchange of Experiences in Peacebuilding was held at the Helvetia School Research Center. This meeting was led by the Directorate of Relations with the Private Education Sector and was attended by the District Secretary of Education of Bogota and different schools of the district. This project seeks to strengthen the exchange of experiences in peace-building with a view to establishing strategies for the socialization of the Peacebuilding Report.
Induction for new members of the EDB Induction for the new members of the EDB for the 2022-23 school year was held on Wednesday, October 26, led by Martin Kleiner, President of the Board of Directors. The new members are Carlos Barragán, Christian Bäbler, Juan Carlos Godoy, Juana Mesías and Catalina Tobón. Martin Kleiner introduced them to the Helvetia School, starting with how it is structured and how it operates. Together with the new members, they talked about the new goals and challenges that the institution must face in order to continue strengthening its academic quality and to continue [...]
We started October strengthening Helvetia's Coexistence! Helvetia School teachers strengthened the approach and conflict resolution through the guidelines and tools of pedagogical strategies of the case study. This October 3 and 4, 2022 these activities were developed in conjunction with the Classrooms in Peace program, seeking to strengthen the channels and methods of conflict resolution. José Fernando Mejía, director of Aulas en Paz, has continued training all teachers and managers in the pedagogical area. The Coexistence Directorate and its Psychology work team has been [...]
Recalling one of the most beautiful memories that Miriam has, she talks about her marriage, which took place in the main garden with the bearded tree as a witness of the union with her better half. She has within herself the Helvetia was a student of the Institution and then returned as a teacher until she became the Pedagogical Director of Level I. For more than 28 years she was at Helvetia School. Recalling all the moments lived during this time she laughs and says that she always came home with a different anecdote and highlights [...].
María José, always so smiling and willing, finds herself for the last time in the Casita de los Libros and takes the opportunity to take one last photo, which will fill and amuse her when she sees it, she says: -I want it to be something like I don't know how crazy to have it as a souvenir-. In the middle of colorful books in different languages Spanish, German and French, with María José as a model we take the picture we see at the beginning of this section. She says that in the Casita de los libros she feels in her own environment and that right here the children said goodbye to her and that she will miss being [...]